The Challenge of AI & Data Protection Law amid the COVID-19 Crisis

May 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
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Learn about the technological challenges & the lessons for Technology Experts, Academics & Policy Makers presented in the crisis of COVID-19.

The AI Experience Centre invites you to participate in the fifth session of its webinar series all of which focuses on the key takeaways of the recent COVID-19 outbreak across a variety of sectors.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 14:00 – 15:00


Prior to the event you will be provided with an URL address of the webinar.


14:00 – 14:05: Introduction by Hans De Canck, Manager of the AI Experience Centre

14:05 – 14:35: Presentation by VUB Experts

14:35 – 14:45: Expert colleague reaction (CLAIRE)

14:45 – 14:00: Q&A online attendants

About the Session:

Prof. dr. Mireille Hildebrandt & Prof. dr. Gloria González Fuster  (LSTS) will discuss the continuing challenge of AI & Data Protection Law in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis. EU data protection law targets the protection of all fundamental rights and freedoms that are at stake when personal data is processed. This is even more pivotal during emergencies such as the corona crisis, noting that emergency measures may be hardwired in ICT infrastructures and repurposed long after the virus has subsided.

About the Webinar Series:

The AI Experience Centre of the VUB is dedicated to emerging as an enabler by connecting academic expertise of the EU AI Framework with relevant stakeholders. The Centre is comprised of leading research groups (Artificial Intelligence Lab, BruBotics, ETRO, and SMIT) in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. In the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 the research groups and the Centre have dedicated their expertise to help health, policy, and economic decision making. We would like to invite you to learn from this experience together. from experts to improve ongoing and new projects that involve AI & Data innovation and to enhance the role of academics & scientists to create a human-centric post-corona society. A society where AI & Data technology contributes to the Common Good.

Stay tuned for our next webinar on AI Reinforcement Learning techniques and predictive modelling & decision making in defining prevention & exit strategies, led by Prof. dr. Ann Nowé from the Artificial Intelligence Lab research group together with Prof. dr. Kurt Barbé , member of the Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Prof. dr. Tom Lenaerts who is a member of the VUB Artificial Intelligence Lab and the ULB Machine Learning Group. The date is soon to be announced. To not miss any of our news visit our website.

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May 20, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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